Hypopituitarism: what it is, how it is caused, and what the treatment methods are
Hypopituitarism is a rare disorder or clinical syndrome in which pituitary gland fails to produce one or more of its hormones or deficiency in production.
In the United States, hypopituitarism has affected less than 200,000 patients. On a global basis, estimated cases are 4.2 cases per 100,000 individual annually.
-The pituitary gland is a small bean size found at base of the brain.
-The pituitary gland produces 8 important hormones in the body
-Hypopituitarism can last very long or lifelong
-Lab tests and imaging are always required
-Can affect both males and females
Also called pituitary insufficiency
Deficiency of hormones can affect any part or function of the body like blood pressure, growth, and reproduction.
Symptoms like fatigue all the time, weight loss, decreased appetite, infertility, and loss of hair.
People may experience
Sensitivity to cold
Swollen facial features or body
Decreased sex drive
Hot flashes, irregular or no periods, and loss of pubic hair
Inability to produce milk for breastfeeding
Short stature in children
Self-Care: Before diagnosis, healthy diet, good obstetric care, drinking enough water, routine exercises, no or limiting alcohol or smoking, and a healthy lifestyle can minimize the risk of developing it. However, after diagnosis, doctor prescription and guidance is required.
Medications: Medicines are given after examination and finding the deficiency of specific hormone by the doctor after which mainly hormone replacement therapy is given.
Specialist: Early detection and treatments are very important as they can help in proper functioning and growth of the body. Come on board with mfine to get a complete diagnosis and treatment program at ease of finger.